Location: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Bomonti Campus, Second floor
20.30–22.00: Embodying Fragments – Dance with Different Bodies
‘My eyelid is slowly closing. It's 11:00. Here we go, someone says, hovering over my bed. The field is as it should be. Clean, cold and blue. Silverfish sticking out of my left breast, untidy, with algae on the hook. I see the world in my eye drops as it goes down, it softens. Embodying Fragments carries the embodied clues of the life I cannot describe with the bodies of my dreams.’ Tuğçe U. Tuna
Dance with Different Bodies was founded in Istanbul in 2000 by Tuğçe Ulugün Tuna, a dance artist, choreographer, academic and transformative activist. Within the scope of the project, it has been carrying out regular workshops specially designed for children and adults and, since 2001, it has been performing together with its artists in various interdisciplinary artistic projects. In addition to being a pioneer in its field in Turkey, Dance with Different Bodies is a community whose movement research methods are shared in international organisations, and which attracts attention with its performances. Tugce Ulugün Tuna continues her works with various workshops and shows, focusing on the diversity and transformation in the intellectual, sensory and plastic structure of the body through Dance with Different Bodies, which she defines as ‘my strategy of liberating dance from the body.’
Concept and Choreography by: Tuğçe Ulugün Tuna
Repetiteurs: Pınar Akyüz, Hilal Sibel Pekel
Dancers: Sedat Akçam, Pınar Akyüz, Erdinç Anaz, Gülçin Erdiş, Aybike İpekçi, Kerim Keküç, Muhsin Öngel, Umut Özdaloğlu, Gülsen Ürek, Eda Tavacı, Tuğçe U. Tuna, Aynur Yıldırım.
Sound Design: Vahit Tuna, Ah Kosmos!, Tuğçe U. Tuna
Light Technical: Hilal Sibel Pekel, Güray Doğru
60’, no intermissions.